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|22 hours 27 min ago||Um...what?||
|1 day 54 min ago||And the OL made some significant strides last year||
It was not world-beating, but the run game was significantly improved and the OL seemed to get better late in the year (despite the game results)
|2 days 3 hours ago||Mesmerizing||
|2 days 19 hours ago||OK||
Then the coaches should be fined for every NCAA violation (major or minor).
This idea is really really dumb.
|2 days 19 hours ago||But||
The name of the game is "what have you done for me lately?" Sure, he has all that, but the last time Iowa was good, Rich Rod was coaching a freshman Denard and we all though he could still be successful at Michigan. That was 6 years ago when they went 11-2. Even Brady Hoke has done that. His records have been mostly "meh" in the years since (8-5,7-6,4-8,8-5,7-6). In the last 10 seasons he's only eclipsed 10 wins once, with about 7 or 8 wins most common. get that it's Iowa, but it's perfectly understandable to expect something more than THAT.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Well,||
98th ain't exactly good either.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Sigh...||
ONce again confirming everything which has already been inferred...Borges is a great play designer, horrible at in-game strategy/adjustments. And the fact that Gardner KNEW it was doomed from the start, but couldn't even call a fucking audible (not his fault, obviously) says everything I need to know about the MIchigan offense from 2011 until the end of thet OSU game. The failure of Nussmeier was showing up and being too little too late, but with Borges it's just so much...ughhguguhguhg. Even the days he flashed brilliance there were more than a few WTF moments. While he was sitting there not letting the QB get into the chess match, OSU called check and MIchigan sat on its hands and said "Oh damn! Caught me. Well, i guess you win then."
|3 days 18 hours ago||Water you trying to say?||
Water you trying to say?
|3 days 19 hours ago||Nevermind||
|3 days 23 hours ago||Ha, yes||
And that's pretty much what I meant too.
But I'll expand my thought a bit further, especially after one of the threads about Bacon's book previously talk about how little effort he put in to get Harbuagh in 2011.
You don't need to market the fans/alumni on Michigan. It markets itself.
You DO, however, need to market Michigan to the next head coach, and I don't care if it's Bo Schembechler, Jim Harbaugh, or Tom Brady. The idea that a guy is just going to bend over backwards to coach at Michigan is just the height of arrogance. Even a guy as devoted to Michigan like Harbaugh needed that little bit of convincing (or "love" as he put it).
|4 days 14 min ago||Constantly astounded||
For a marketing genius, he sure did not know how to market the ONE GODDAMN THING he should have known how to market.
|6 days 4 min ago||And you bet your ass||
That if Dantonio were to do the same exact thing, the local media would praise and fawn over him for it.
|6 days 14 hours ago||You're welcome||
So then you agree that Michigan Man is not a bad term, right? It's been misused recently, but that's no reason to just toss the term aside forever.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Riiiight||
But you're still comparing a flag whose original intent was to represent white supremacy, slavery, racism, and ultimately, treason to a term originally meant to be used to describe a man of integrity and character who strives for excellence in all that he does. Like, are you really going to make that comparison? Because in both cases, you should take the original meaning as the *real* meaning, because It's where it came from that mattered, not how people are misusing it now. The confederate flag, despite what people say otherwise, is a symbol of racism. To call it something else is to ignore its history. And in that regard, the same applies to Michigan Man.
|1 week 34 min ago||If you can't see how it's different than the confederate flag||
Then I don't know how anyone can help you or convince you otherwise on this topic.
|1 week 1 day ago||His reasoning is dumb||
Who says they had to be catered a decent lunch? Just order some fucking Jimmy John's*. Or is that peasant food to Dave?
I can't stop dropping f-bombs. This whole thing is still so fucking infuriating.
[*Not that I think Jimmy John's is non-decent food, but it's not exactly a luxury meal either that makes people think "oh man, I never want to ever leave this room because of a SANDWICH I JUST ATE"]
|1 week 1 day ago||It's flat out absurd||
That the fucking refs didn't know that rule, especially since it's a relatively new and important rule for player safety. Shit, I'm still shocked Hoke didn't know, let alone the refs. The Big Ten is as gutless as Brandon here for not bothering to admit that to the media directly, especially when Hoke was getting raked over the coals on it. A private apology is useless to me when I'm being publicly lambasted for something that YOU contributed to causing (note: I'm not saying this absolves Hoke, in fact I'm still quite upset at how he handled things before and after the incident, but it sure as hell makes him look a little less incompetent than before).
|1 week 1 day ago||The irony is||
The actions he took in covering his own ass directly led to his eventual firing.
|1 week 1 day ago||Also||
What about The fact that the brand new, 4 days old, zero experience athletics PR person had to handle this???? Ablauf was the needed voice of reason (and experience( that they should have known to call IMMEDIATELY given the circumstances. He was brought in way too fucking late, and naturally his experience shines through as he explains that they're fucked no matter what they do or say at this point.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm having some serious trouble reading this||
The level of incompetence and bad/slimy management is stunning. Stunning. This is not Michigan.
|1 week 1 day ago||Classic appeal to authority||
Your line of logic is essentially accepting every dropped/dismissed case as proof of innocence because the people deciding the case are experts and you are not. This is a bad position to take normally, let alone in the case of sexual assault and rape.
|1 week 2 days ago||Oh they can blow it up their ass||
Harbaugh isn't employed by BTN. And BTN directly benefits from the successes of a Harbaugh-coached Michigan. Shit, they benefit from the simple fact that Harbaugh is even here right now. I don't care how many millions BTN gives Michigan, Harbaugh doesn't have to talk to them if he doesn't want to.
|1 week 3 days ago||Recruits don't care about results????||
That is utterly false, dude. Utterly false.
|1 week 3 days ago||Interesting||
The first two sound a bit like the "country club" atmosphere...and to be clear, it's not that I think players don't deserve that nice stuff, but it's easy to become complacent when afforded every luxury. And Harbaugh is changing that up, real quick.
|1 week 5 days ago||Dude, Harbaugh be crazy.||
And I love it.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Yup||
This gets overlooked a lot. Morris was utterly terrible before he got hurt. Then his ankle got injured and he did even worse. I was screaming for him to come out even before the concussion hit. You have a 5th year senior sitting on the bench! WTF are you doing? The hit that got Morris concussed was the last straw, and a huge one at that. At that point any competent coach would have known that "enough is enough" and made the switch. This wasn't some sort of Gardner-versus-OSU thing where Gardner was injured but they NEEDED him and he was still effective. This was a guy who added a list of injuries to an already awful performance. It was by far Hoke's worst case of player management. And honestly it's a bit shocking that he carries no personal responsibility for how that went down. It was an embarrassment to watch unfold. I can handle losing, but that was fucking humiliating. And the coach should know better.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yup pretty much this||
So many people getting all worked up over the word "deflate" when the reality (in my mind, at least) is most likely as you describe - he likes them closer to 12.5 psi and, based on prior history of refs overinflating them and the moment he learned about the official rule, told his guy to deflate them to that level. The end.
I'm not exactly sure why Brady would even WANT to break such an inconsequential rule anyway. What does he possibly have to gain by telling them to deflate it to 12 psi when he knows the low end is 12.5? Common sense is telling me that Brady wouldn't immediately go about breaking a rule immediately after he learns about it. Especially a rule like this.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly||
3rd and 5 and longer is going to be a pass probably 75-90% of the time.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah||
Whatever Brian's relationship with Moss was prior, he'd probably do well to cut it off at this point and have it go the Ace Williams route. The article is definitely THAT level of awful. Worse, even.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||If that's all Goodell did then I agree||
But the moment he throws the book at a nothing-offense that can't even be proven actually occured is the moment I care. I generally like it when intellect and good science win out over bravado, lies, manipulation, and misinformation.
I mean, this is exactly why you SHOULD care. You're saying it should be no more than a 25k fine. I agree. And had it been, there's no chance in hell this gets this far. I roll my eyes, Brady rolls his eyes, but accepts it because that's a small price to pay to just get on with it. But, realize that the ONLY reason it has gotten this far is directly related to the incompetence and arrogance of Goodell and the NFL. They're using a nothing offense to slander one of it's greatest players of all time, calling into question his integrity, and screwing him out of millions in his salary (though that's the part I least care about)...that's pretty important, no?